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Hawaii Electric – Leading the Way to 100% Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator

As low load growth, increasing renewable generation, closing of traditional baseload fossil fuel plants, growth of distributed resources, and decreasing cost of storage have all become a reality, energy utilities are forced to rethink business models that have worked well for many years. 972 more words


DoE: Advanced power Electronics Design for Solar Applications

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 10/12/2017 5:00 PM ET

Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/15/2017 5:00 PM ET


Complete information, including the full FOA, can be found on the EERE Exchange website at… 160 more words

Report: Hackers can now cause blackouts on US electrical grid, by Rick Moran

This is obviously a disturbing possibility. From Rick Moran at americanthinker.com:

It was inevitable that someday, hackers would have the ability to exert control over the U.S. 261 more words


The Solar Eclipse Showed Us How Power Grids Effectively Handle Renewables

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator

In the weeks leading up to the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, numerous articles appeared questioning whether U.S. 596 more words


Energy Secretary Perry visits McNary Dam; mum on BPA sale

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with reporters Monday following a tour of McNary Dam outside Umatilla.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was noncommittal Monday when asked about a proposal in the president’s budget to privatize the Bonneville Power Administration transmission grid following a tour of McNary Dam along the Columbia River. 51 more words

East Oregonian

Will The Total Solar Eclipse Affect Solar Power?

You’re ready for the eclipse on Aug. 21, with your non-counterfeit viewing glasses and travel plans set. Yet here’s something that you may not have thought of: How will a total or even a partial solar eclipse affect homes and workplaces that use solar power? 193 more words

Transportation & Infrastructure

Where Are All of These Electric Cars Going to Charge?

With the arrival of the Tesla Model 3, many agree that the electric car is finally poised to go mainstream. But as the grand plans of CEO Elon Musk come to fruition, cities and businesses need to move fast to install enough public chargers for all of them—and maybe even to produce enough electricity. 306 more words